Petition for a Safe Online Return to University of Iowa

Want to sign the petition? Here’s the link: The following is full text of the Public Petition that was shared during today’s press conference: We support growing calls for the University of Iowa to commit to safe, high-quality online instruction in Fall 2020. COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Iowa; nearly 900 Iowans have … Read more

Instructor Pledge with List of Signatories

If you are an instructor at UIowa and haven’t signed the pledge, follow this link: The following is the full text of the Instructor Pledge, “A Commitment to Safe, High-Quality, Online Instruction at the University of Iowa for the Fall 2020 Semester,” along with the current list of 381 signatories from around the University: … Read more

“We will die on the line, or we will starve”: Graduate Assistants Worry about the Fall Semester

Graduate teaching and research assistants do not want to come back to campus and think that the university is prioritizing tuition money over their health and safety.  In the beginning of July, COGS sent out a survey to all graduate workers to hear their thoughts and concerns about the fall semester. 165 graduate workers responded … Read more